Police stop protesters during a demonstration at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Saturday

Police stop protesters during a demonstration at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Saturday - PTI

Police stop protesters during a demonstration at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Saturday - PTI

Sweet are the uses of bonhomie. All that jocular stuff between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama during the latter’s visit to India this week was a clincher.

I am happy that we have more tigers today than yesterday. But I am not happy that, as a nation, we are bent on counting tigers and alternately moaning or gloating over it.